AFC West Haven: Your Go-To for Camp and Sports Physicals - Milford Moms Network

Located conveniently off I-95, AFC West Haven is your one-stop solution for walk-in healthcare needs. Recently, we brought our daughter, Georgia, there for her camp physical, and the experience was smooth and thorough.

What to Expect During a Camp or Sports Physical

During a camp or sports physical at AFC West Haven, the healthcare providers assess your child’s overall health to ensure they are fit to participate in physical activities. The evaluation includes:

  • Cardiovascular Health: Checking the heart and blood pressure to ensure no underlying issues could pose risks during physical exertion.
  • Flexibility and Strength: Assessing muscle function and joint flexibility to prevent injuries.
  • Vision: Ensuring your child has good vision or proper corrective measures.
  • Past Injuries or Conditions: Reviewing any previous injuries or medical conditions to manage them effectively during activities.

Preparing for the Physical

To ensure a smooth physical exam, follow these tips:

  1. Gather Necessary Documents: Bring your child’s medical history and vaccination records.
  2. Open Communication: Encourage your child to discuss any past injuries, medical conditions, or concerns with the healthcare provider.
  3. Dress Comfortably: Ensure your child wears comfortable clothing suitable for physical movement.

Frequency of Physical Exams

Regular physical exams are crucial, especially if your child is active in sports or attends multiple camps. Here’s a guideline:

  • Before New Seasons or Camps: Have your child undergo a physical exam before starting any new sports season or camp.
  • Annual Exams: For children involved in multiple sports or camps, an annual physical exam is recommended.
  • More Frequent Exams: If your child has a history of medical issues or injuries, consider more frequent exams to monitor their health and safety continuously.

By following these guidelines and making use of AFC West Haven’s services, you can ensure your child’s health and safety as they enjoy their sports and camp activities


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